Georgia State Sen. Michael Williams and current candidate for state governor held a giveaway for 'bump stocks' according to the Hill. Bump stocks enable certain semi-automatic weapons to maintain an automatic rate of fire. Semi-automatic firearms fitted with bump stocks were used in the recent Las Vegas shooting that led to around 600 casualties (dead and wounded)led to around 600 casualties (dead and wounded), a figure similar the number of U.S. marines killed and injured when retaking Fallujah in November and December of 2004.
A Republican candidate for Georgia governor said Monday he opposes any ban on bump stocks and will give away one of the devices. “The tragedy in Las Vegas broke my heart, but any talk of banning or regulating bump stocks is merely cheap political lip service from career politicians. In reality, the bump stock is the new, shiny object politicians are using to deceive voters into believing they are taking action against gun violence," state Sen. Michael Williams said in a statement.
The candidate claimed that the use of bump stocks actually saved people's lives.
"Many firearms experts determined the Las Vegas shooter’s use of a bump stock actually prevented more casualties and injuries due to its inconsistency, inaccuracy, and lack of control. There is zero evidence that banning bump stocks would prevent any gun violence deaths," Williams continued.